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Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava

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 Psidium guajava
Family: Myrtaceae
Tropical Guava, Guajava
Origin: Tropical America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant

The Guava is well known throughout the tropics, many people are familiar with it because of the large number of products made from this aromatic fruit. The plant is well distributed throughout the tropics and subtropics. This is a low growing tree up to 25 feet high and about the same spread. The bark is an attractive reddish brown and peels off revealing smooth gray bark beneath. The large coarse opposite leaves have prominent veins and young wood often is four-angled or winged. Trees flower and fruit throughout most of the year. Flowers are usually white and about an inch across with many stamens. Fruit size and shape is variable from 2 to 4 inches across, from round to oblong and even pear-shaped. Guavas typically have very thin skins, easily bruised, so they have to be handled carefully when being shipped. In shape, size and other characteristics, the fruits of the numerous varieties are extremely variable. In color, the skin may be greenish white, yellowish, or pink. Flesh color inside ranges from light to dark pink or white with the pink-fleshed varieties having less acid than the white-fleshed. In flavor, varieties range from sweet to tart, all with the characteristic musky flavor and odor of the guava more or less pronounced. Most varieties bear many seeds embedded in the soft pulp of the center, there are a few varieties that are almost seedless.

Upon ripening, the fruit becomes soft and juicy. It may be eaten fresh, made into a juice or nectar contain fruit pulp, or made into preserves, jam, jelly, or paste. A distinctive, savory-fresh aroma of fruit is thermostable, thus survives processing. The guava is an excellent source of vitamins C and A.

Guava is a good tropical fruit tree not fussy on the soil quality, and produces fruit year after year. It is relatively cold hardy. Mature trees freeze at about 29 F, but young plants can be injured by light frost. Tropical Guava should be protected from extreme salt spray. Once established, it withstands drought well, but fruits better when watered on a regular schedule. The trees are rapid growers and start fruiting in 2-3 years from seed, however for specific varieties grafting is necessary as they don't come true from seed. Guavas are fast growers and heavy feeders, and benefit from regular applications of fertilizer.

Guava can make a nice container fruiting specimen, plants start blooming and producing fruit when they are as small as 1 gal pot size. It responds well to pruning and can be kept in compact bushy shape. In fact, Guava is probably the most popular container fruit tree among tropical plant growers.

Using SUNSHINE-Honey increases fruit production, fruit size and quality. On the photo below you can see Guava fruit without (left) and with SUNSHINE-Honey applications.


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 Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava

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Fruiting in 3 gal container

Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava

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Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava

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Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava

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Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava

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Fruiting in 7 gal container
Psidium guajava, Tropical Guava, Guajava

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Tropical Barbie Pink. Considered by many to be one of the best guavas for the home garden. This highly productive cultivar produces pear-shaped, yellow skinned guavas with thick, pink flesh. Lower in pectin than other varieties, this variety is superior for eating out-of-hand or processing into juice. In spite of its common name, the tree is cold hardy for a tropical fruit. Very reliable, heavy producer. Will fruit in container.
Ruby Supreme and Barbie Pink guava are very similar, but Barbie pink is much larger and not as dark of a pink color.

See photo of fruiting plant in container.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
SUNSHINE C-Cibus - Crop Nutrition Booster
Mango-Food - Smart Release Fruit Tree Booster
SUNSHINE-Honey - sugar booster
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California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information. Plant shipping to California requires a phytosanitary certificate. Its cost is included in S&H
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Psidium guajava - Guava Ruby Supreme

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Tropical Guava Ruby Supreme. Considered by many to be one of the best guavas for the home garden. This highly productive cultivar produces pear-shaped, yellow skinned guavas with thick, pink flesh. Lower in pectin than other varieties, this variety is superior for eating out-of-hand or processing into juice. In spite of its common name, the tree is cold hardy for a tropical fruit. Very reliable, heavy producer. Will fruit in container.
Ruby Supreme and Barbie Pink guava are very similar, but Barbie pink is much larger and not as dark of a pink color.
See photo of fruiting plant in container.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
SUNSHINE C-Cibus - Crop Nutrition Booster
Mango-Food - Smart Release Fruit Tree Booster
SUNSHINE-Honey - sugar booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information. Plant shipping to California requires a phytosanitary certificate. Its cost is included in S&H
This item ordered for California shipping will be cancelled and up to 3% cancellation fee charged.



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Psidium guajava - Guava Viet Nam

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Tropical Guava - Guava Viet Nam. Rare variety, white flesh fruit with many small seeds. Crunchy fruit has an excellent sweet flavor; it is round in shape, and can grow up to 6in. The plant can be trimmed to be kept small to grow in pot.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
SUNSHINE C-Cibus - Crop Nutrition Booster
Mango-Food - Smart Release Fruit Tree Booster
SUNSHINE-Honey - sugar booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information. Plant shipping to California requires a phytosanitary certificate. Its cost is included in S&H
This item ordered for California shipping will be cancelled and up to 3% cancellation fee charged.



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Psidium guajava - Kilo White Guava

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Kilo White Guava. The fruit is very large (up to a kilogramm, hence the variety name), round, contains few seeds, and has soft white flesh when ripe. Guava is a good tropical fruit tree not fussy on the soil quality, and produces fruit year after year. It is relatively cold hardy. Requires regular watering. Great container plant, will fruit in a pot in small size.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
SUNSHINE C-Cibus - Crop Nutrition Booster
Mango-Food - Smart Release Fruit Tree Booster
SUNSHINE-Honey - sugar booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information. Plant shipping to California requires a phytosanitary certificate. Its cost is included in S&H
This item ordered for California shipping will be cancelled and up to 3% cancellation fee charged.



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Psidium guajava - Peruvian White Guava

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Peruvian White Guava. The fruit is large, contains few seeds, and has soft white flesh when ripe. Guava is a good tropical fruit tree not fussy on the soil quality, and produces fruit year after year. It is relatively cold hardy. Requires regular watering. Great container plant, will fruit in a pot in small size.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
SUNSHINE C-Cibus - Crop Nutrition Booster
Mango-Food - Smart Release Fruit Tree Booster
SUNSHINE-Honey - sugar booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information. Plant shipping to California requires a phytosanitary certificate. Its cost is included in S&H
This item ordered for California shipping will be cancelled and up to 3% cancellation fee charged.



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Psidium guajava - Thai White Guava

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Thai White Guava. It is a large, crunchy guava containing few seeds. Guava is a good tropical fruit tree not fussy on the soil quality, and produces fruit year after year. It is relatively cold hardy. Requires regular watering. Great container plant, will fruit in a pot in small size.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
SUNSHINE C-Cibus - Crop Nutrition Booster
Mango-Food - Smart Release Fruit Tree Booster
SUNSHINE-Honey - sugar booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information. Plant shipping to California requires a phytosanitary certificate. Its cost is included in S&H
This item ordered for California shipping will be cancelled and up to 3% cancellation fee charged.



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Psidium guajava - Tikal Guava 

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Tikal Guava is an excellent cultivar with large yellow-skinned fruit (about the size of a baseball) and sweet, pink flesh. The tree is very compact and fruits on and off year-round and may begin fruiting at a young age. The more sun and warmth they receive, the more fruit they will produce. Tikal is an early bloomer and it makes a fine subject for containers where it can be easily maintained between 6 - 8 ft tall. This pest-and disease-resistant fruit is a great selection for the beginning fruit gardener.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
SUNSHINE C-Cibus - Crop Nutrition Booster
Mango-Food - Smart Release Fruit Tree Booster
SUNSHINE-Honey - sugar booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information. Plant shipping to California requires a phytosanitary certificate. Its cost is included in S&H
This item ordered for California shipping will be cancelled and up to 3% cancellation fee charged.



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Psidium guajava Himalayan Pink Guava - seeds

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Himalayan variety of guava with dark pink fruit.
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RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES:
Seed Germination Mix #3, professional grade
SUNSHINE-S - Seeds and cuttings booster
Myco Mix - pro-mix with Mycorrhiza
SUNSHINE Bombino - Young Plant Booster
Per pack: 6 seeds

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$7.00

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Psidium guajava Himalayan white Guava - seeds

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Rare variety of Tropical Guava with round fruit and white flesh.
Ordering seeds info
RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES:
Seed Germination Mix #3, professional grade
SUNSHINE-S - Seeds and cuttings booster
Myco Mix - pro-mix with Mycorrhiza
SUNSHINE Bombino - Young Plant Booster
Per pack: 6 seeds

10 Packs in stock

$7.00

Free shipping
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